DVD365.net
The Saphead: Masters of Cinema (1920) artwork

The Saphead: Masters of Cinema (1920)

Monday 20th June 2022

The Masters of Cinema is proud to present The Saphead, yet another Keaton masterpiece in its UK debut on Blu-ray 22nd August 2022, from a stunning restoration completed in 2020 by the Cohen Film Collection.
Buster Keaton, William H. Crane, Jack Livingston, Carol Holloway, Irving Cummings, Edward Alexander, Edward Connelly
Herbert Blaché, Winchell Smith
John Golden, Marcus Loew, Winchell Smith
Eureka Entertainment
1 hour 24 minutes
22/08/2022
Thank you for supporting DVD365.net when you order using the link(s) below. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases

In 1920, having served a slapstick apprenticeship in the shorts of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Buster Keaton had earned the opportunity to headline his own series of two-reel comedies. The very moment at which he emerged as a star of his own shorts, Keaton was recruited to appear in his first feature film, The Saphead, based on a popular stage play.

Keaton stars as Bertie Van Alstyne, the pampered son of a powerful Wall Street financier (William H. Crane). Having known no other lifestyle but privilege, he wanders through a variety of misadventures - an attempt at courtship, a trip to an illegal gambling den, and a tumble onto the floor of the Stock Exchange - oblivious to the obstacles that stand before him.

Though Keaton was not the primary creative force behind The Saphead, as he was on his short films, it became hugely important in shaping his on-screen persona: the lonely, stone-faced man thwarted by circumstance, inept at the art of romance, yet undaunted in his struggle for love within a chaotic world.

The Masters of Cinema is proud to present yet another Keaton masterpiece in its UK debut on Blu-ray 22nd August 2022, from a stunning restoration completed in 2020 by the Cohen Film Collection.

  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase [First print-run of 2000 copies only]
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a restoration undertaken by the Cohen Film Collection from a first generation nitrate print
  • Score by Andrew Earle Simpson (presented in uncompressed LPCM stereo)
  • Brand new audio commentary with film historian and writer David Kalat
  • Brand new video essay by David Cairns
  • Complete alternate version of The Saphead, comprised entirely of variant takes and camera angles
  • A Pair of Sapheads - featurette comparing the two versions of the film
  • The Scribe (1966, dir. John Sebert) [29 mins] - In his last film role-produced to promote Construction site safety-Keaton plays a janitor who in his attempt to educate workers on safe practices, causes more accidents than he prevents
  • Previously unheard audio commentary on The Scribe with director John Sebert (recorded before his death in 2015) and writer / silent cinema aficionado Chris Seguin
  • Buster Keaton in conversation with Kevin Brownlow - a 2-hour audio interview with Keaton and film historian Kevin Brownlow from 1964
  • 1958 Buster Keaton Interview [90 mins]
  • Buster Keaton: Radio Interview [*runtime currently unconfirmed] - a rarely heard interview with Keaton
  • A collector's booklet featuring new essays by journalist Philip Kemp and film writer Imogen Sara Smith, as well as an appreciation of The Saphead by film writer Eileen Whitfield

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

Jared Leto transforms into the Marvel antihero Michael Morbius as Morbius is released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD 27th June 2022 from Sony Pictures Home EntertainmentRead more
Harry Palmer  The Ipcress File artwork
The globally renowned Len Deighton novel The Ipcress File, the first in the Harry Palmer series, has been adapted into a six-part series and is ...
Ambulance artwork

Ambulance

DVDBDUHD
10/06/2022
The Cane Field Killings artwork
Drive artwork

Drive

LimitedBDUHD
12/05/2022
Scream artwork

Scream

DVDBDUHD
26/03/2022
Turning Red artwork

Turning Red

DVDBDUHD
19/04/2022
The Northman artwork

The Northman

DVDBDUHD
10/06/2022
From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his ...
The Rising artwork

The Rising

DVDBDTV
23/06/2022
The Saphead: Masters of Cinema artwork
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore artwork
Cinderella artwork

Cinderella

DVD
24/06/2022
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 artwork

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

DVDBDUHD
10/06/2022

The Courier

Features15/10/2021

The Courier is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history.
And Just Like That: Season 1, released on DVD 15th August 2022 from Warner Home Video, follows Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.

Angel Has Fallen

Features05/03/2021

When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbell, his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade ...
Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming...
Finding Nemo (2003)

Spider Man No Way Home

DVDBDUHD04/04/2022136

Marry Me

DVDBD16/05/2022118

Drive

LimitedBDUHD06/06/2022105

12 Monkeys

UHD25/04/202295

The Cane Field Killings

DVDTV30/05/202259

Agatha Raisin S4

DVDTV06/06/202248

DI Ray

DVDDIGITALTV11/07/202244

Venom Let There Be Carnage

DVDBDUHDNOTES03/01/2022113

Morbius

DVDBDUHDNOTES27/06/202241

Moonfall

DVDBDNOTES25/04/202229

Star Trek First Contact

DVD01/01/2000156

Contact

DVD01/01/2000141

Rules of the Game

DVDTV14/03/202263

The Simpsons S16

DVDTV05/12/201346
Get a free daily news update. DVD365.net works with the Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill